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What is Periodontal Disease?

<span style="color: #0b5394;">What is Periodontal Disease?</span>

Periodontal disease is a disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth.  There are two main stages of periodontal disease.  The first stage, Gingivitis, is an inflammation or swelling of the gums. The second stage, Periodontitis, affects the ligaments and bones that hold your teeth.  Ask your dentist about various symptoms of periodontal disease.  It is the number one cause of tooth loss, but is usually treatable if detected early. Call us at 800-635-3594 or email us at helpdesk@hydrofloss.com to talk more about your oral health and how the Hydro Floss® can help.

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What is Plaque and Calculus?

<span style="color: #0b5394;">What is Plaque and Calculus?</span>

What is Plaque? Plaque is a sticky material made up of food particles, saliva, germs and bacteria that attaches to the tooth at and below the gum line. Why is Plaque so hard to remove?  Because of where it lives!  Plaque that becomes a problem usually builds in the areas we fail to clean properly.  We tend to neglect hard-to-reach areas, such as at and below the gum line, in-between the teeth, and all the little nooks of the tooth.  It is the plaque which has attached itself to other plaque that is so tenacious and hard to remove. What...

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